Shraga Biran: Opportunism: How to Change the World, One Idea at a Time.

Israeli Civic Leader and Entrepreneur Shraga Biran in conversation with Garrett Graff, Editor of The Washingtonian.

On Friday, March 11, NDN hosted Shraga Biran, Garrett Graff and Rob Shapiro, Chair of NDN’s Globalization Initiative, for a discussion about creating a transformative blueprint for the 21st century economy and a view for the need for a “Marshall Plan” for the Middle East. More than natural resources, an impressive portfolio, or prime real estate, innovation, entrepreneurship and opportunity are today’s currency; physical assets are trumped by social and intellectual capital.  Though ideas now drive the global economy, our outdated regulatory systems have barely changed.  In his provocative new book, Opportunism: How to Change the World One Idea at a Time, Biran challenges government and the private sector to protect and properly value the creative class, the originators of a new wealth, and to extend to all individuals the rights and stability necessary to own whatever opportunities they create as private property. 



Event Date: 
Friday, March 11, 2011 - 7:30am